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/a-klə-ˈmā-shən, -ˌklī-/


1. In English-speaking countries other than the US, is the process in which an individual organism adjusting to a gradual change in its environment (such as a change in temperature, humidity, photoperiod, or pH), allowing it to maintain performance across a range of environmental conditions. (

2. Adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment). (

3. To accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt. (

4. The adaptation of an organism to its natural climatic environment. (

Also called acclimatization

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